Here is a list of all the postings Ady1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Parallel Universe|
Blairs weapons of mass destruction were Putins nazis
The narrative fits the agenda, it always has
Anyone remember the Iraq invasion?
|Thread: MEW, ME, RCM&E and Model Boats under new ownership.|
Good luck to all at ME/MEW with future developments
I'm wondering if the new owners are going to put all the back issues of the ME online, there's some serious leveraging of the business possible if they do that
Edited By Ady1 on 05/04/2022 18:50:49
|Thread: Lathe gear calculation|
26.000000 -0.000000 n n n n
|Thread: Why is electricity so expensive?|
The Windscale cleanup was 100 billion and counting the last time they even bothered putting it into the news
That was 2, 3 4 years ago?
At least your guys are busy, our "busy" is a Glasgow train arriving every 30 minutes
I recall reading that around 5500 trains hit the Southeast zone every weekday morning
That's 10 to 20 trains a minute
Edited By Ady1 on 05/04/2022 10:39:49
They kept Scotlands water nationalised, politics schmolitics because of the SNP
edit: The railways are a mess, they've always been a mess up here, Scottish rail seems to be a sinkhole for bolshevik employees and incompetent managers
Edited By Ady1 on 05/04/2022 10:32:20
Just Nationalise it all, like with the water
Private companies can only gouge you if a government deconstructs a utility sector into a messy pile of bits
Offshore wind definitely needs to be nationalised
My nationalised water bill for the year is 270
Privatisation was always going to make things more expensive
Plus there's secret hidden costs not itemised in your bill, to hand out as green grants to private companies
It's like paying someone to build you a house
and then you rent it from them
winner winner chicken dinner!
as long as you're not one of the poor people
My favourite was when EDF put up UK prices by 10% while the French Govenment told them to hold French price rises at 2.5%
Edited By Ady1 on 05/04/2022 02:09:55
|Thread: "Kiv" or Kiev?|
|Thread: Cutting Carbon Fibre|
Check out a couple of fishing rod repair sites?
"fixing a carbon fibre rod tip" could yield decent returns
Would heat work to seal the ends and then rub them flat? you would need a metal insert in the hole
My jobs with fishing rod and umbrella carbon fibre have always been a bit of a nightmare
Edited By Ady1 on 03/04/2022 10:02:40
|Thread: Holding taps in a drill press|
Made my morning that, nice to know I am not alone
I would like to welcome you to the best forum on the net for growing old and daft in good company
|Thread: Living with an Amadeal (Weiss) VM32L|
If I was going to get serious about milling then that's the sort of spec I would go for
250 KGs though...
but bigger tends to be better
|Thread: Pantograph Plasma Shape Cutting Machine|
Looks like a very capable setup
Are you going to do a construction article?
|Thread: The Future is upon us|
I thought it was an April fools but we're a day early
Could actually sell quite well in China etc where full face mask wearing was common long before covid 19
Edited By Ady1 on 31/03/2022 11:33:35
|Thread: Battery powered PIR light failing to switch off|
With the lights I use it starts happening when the batteries get run down, weird things can happen when the voltages start to dip
Sometimes it fixes itself but I usually need to plug in newly recharged batteries
|Thread: Gasless MIG welding|
Had a look at your youtube link and that MIG unit looks like the biz for an amateur who has to do all sorts of rubbish jobs
130 max is your only limit here, so thinner materials only, but the big stuff is a doddle with stick anyway, it's the thin stuff thats fussy
I think the advantage MIG gets for thin work is the "pushing in" of material as it works
Edited By Ady1 on 28/03/2022 10:53:05
Plenty of stuff on youtube about welding thin materials
The only "easy" route seems to be a good TIG unit with a bottle
Any other cheapy route will need a lot of practice and experimentation, I tried with stick for quite a while and the level of concentration needed was too much for an old guy, and there were just too many variables
I haven't tried thin sheets with gasless MIG yet but if you do get one get a decent unit for a nice steady arc, I dumped my £100 lidl unit and got a Vevor type one for 200+, the electrics are far better and the welding much easier, a better machine will always give you a better chance of doing a decent job
Youtube is your pal here, spend an evening filtering through the garbage to find the more useful videos
Edited By Ady1 on 28/03/2022 10:13:44
|Thread: Finding things|
Lidl had some packs of reflective coloured tape a couple of months ago which were quite cheap, and I like cheap, so I bought a pack and taped up the stuff I use a lot
all my ratchet spanners are orange, my favourite screwdriver has yellow, the nest of plugs in one corner has a triangular orange bit suck on the drill plug and a green square on the grinder plug kinda thing, red is on other oft used bits
Definitely makes life a bit easier and more efficient because colours can be so much easier to spot
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